The 8 Series Convertible sits in an interesting little niche, costing much less than the bigger, plusher Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet and Bentley Continental GTC and potentially cheaper than the Porsche 911 Convertible. Just don’t expect the same level of driver involvement that you get from the 911 or the same luxurious interior or wafty ride as the S-Class or Continental.
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The M850i adds a sports exhaust system, lightweight 20in wheels and the M Sport differential, for that added cornering traction. All models also get a wind deflector and BMW’s Air Collars, which are integrated into the front head restraints and provide a stream of heated air to warm your neck when the roof is down.
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With 523bhp and four-wheel drive traction the M850i xDrive can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.2sec. It is a real powerhouse of an engine, but if we had one complaint, it would be that the M850i’s engine note isn’t quite as mellifluous as the V8 in the similarly-priced Lexus LC500
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